[mythtv-users] Mythtv tends to hang when switching off LiveTV (Ringbuffer problem)

Paul van Gerven baloedebruinebeer at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 13:54:29 UTC 2008

Well, the subject line says it all. About 1 in 5 times, I have to wait 16
seconds before the menu appears after switching off live TV (see below how I
know this number so accurately). On rare occasions, Mythfrontend doesn't
recover at all.

This is what causes it (from the frontend log):

2008-12-30 14:02:03.736
RingBuf(/media/mythtv/intrepid/1007_20081230140055.mpg) Error: Waited 16
seconds for data, aborting.

There is nothing in the backend log at the same time that indicates an
error, but I do not know how to turn on verbose logging there.

The error was described a long time ago, and supposedly fixed (
http://www.mail-archive.com/mythtv-commits@mythtv.org/msg05500.html) but I
can't find recent reports of it.


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